11-13-2010, 09:09 PM
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Power Steering Pump Replacement...
I just replaced the pump in my 98 3RZ Taco. Power steering is back, but the fluid in the system is still foamy from my attempt to flush before replacement; apparently the pump died while I was flushing and the pump foamed up the works.
I thought the foam would settle out and just become air pockets in the high points of the system that could be bled out by turning the wheel and holding the lock for 5 seconds each way. That seems to have helped, but the pump is still noisy and I don't want to destroy this one. Can I bleed out the foam or should I flush the system with the new pump?
Also, is there a torque spec for the banjo fitting? I don't want to overtighten, but I don't want it to leak. The Chilton manual is little help here. And, is there a better manual I should get?
Thanks from a NuB.
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98 Taco PreRunner 2.7, 99 Camry LE 3.0, 85 MR-2
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